International Seminar on Harnessing Cultural Tourism through Innovation and Technology and 40th UNWTO Affiliate Members Plenary Session


12 November 2018 - 14 November 2018




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The World Tourism Organization (UNWTO) is pleased to inform you that the Plenary Session of the UNWTO Affiliate Members will be held from 12 to 14 November 2018 in Hamedan Province, Islamic Republic of Iran, at the kind invitation of the Government of the Islamic Republic of Iran. In line with previous sessions, the 40th Plenary Session of the Affiliate Members will provide the ideal setting for participants to discuss the annual programme of work and to establish partnerships and joint initiatives around new and existing areas of work. 

In conjunction with the Plenary Session, UNWTO and the Iranian Cultural Heritage, Handicrafts and Tourism Organization are co-hosting the International Seminar on Harnessing Cultural Tourism through Innovation and TechnologyThe main aim of the International Seminar is to address the role of innovation and technology in the development of cultural tourism in line with one of UNWTO’s top priority areas. Innovation and technology can develop improved tourism products, enhance governance in tourism and make the most of the proven sustainability of tourism by generating jobs, tackling global challenges and creating development opportunities.

In this regard, the seminar will provide a platform to further discuss these important topics through panel debates and the sharing of good practices. Additionally, it will explore the fundamental contribution of innovation to fostering cultural tourism in Iran – a country endowed with rich cultural heritage and legacy of the remarkable Persian civilization.


Preliminary programme

The preliminary programme will be uploaded shortly. 


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